Posted November 20, 2012 on
With the Fall season wrapped up and the Peoria Javelinas being crowned the champion, SeattleClubhouse got the chance to speak with current MLB.com columnist and Arizona Fall League aficionado Bernie Pleskoff about what he saw from the Mariners prospects in this year's AFL action. An honest look at what impressed and did not impress the former scout.
BEST OF MAXIM
Big bats needed
It’s the time of year for every Mariners fan to become the fantasy GM for their favorite team.
I know that this is something I do every year, and my ideas never even come close to whomever is sitting in that position at the time.
This year my thoughts may be a little on the outside of most Mariners fans, but at the same time, I honestly believe this is whats best...
The Seattle Mariners have designated Chone Figgins for assignment, three years after signing him to a four year, $36 million deal that hurt the team more than it helped it. Seattle will eat the $8 million Figgins is due to earn in 2013.
In three seasons with the Mariners, Figgins provided Seattle with -0.8 fWAR in 308 games. He was demoted from a starting position in 2011, and...
Anthony Vasquez was working through his offseason throwing program and working his way back from a shoulder injury he suffered in 2012. Now, he will be working his way back from something far more serious. After having headaches for the last ten days, Vasquez started experiencing vision problems when throwing last Wednesday. He was evaluated by doctors who discovered a rupture...
RIME OF THE FORMER MARINER
Amy Franz, the Mariners fan behind the "Ichimeter," a hit-counter that tracked Ichiro's hits at Mariners home games, received a thank you note and care package from Ichiro.
M’s land versatile infielder
Looking to build some infield depth, the Seattle Mariners have acquired Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
With a surplus of outfielders, and a lack of depth in the middle infield, this is a trade purely for depths sake. In his career, Andino has played second, third, shortstop, left and centerfield.
Following is a very basic list of things we know to be true about Chone Figgins:
He used to be very successful at baseball
Lately he has been far less successful at baseball
Tuesday night he was finally dropped by the Mariners
Relative to other players, he is little
There’s a lot more to Chone Figgins than that — there’s a lot more to everybody than that — but that’s...
Figgins seemed to lose himself while playing in Seattle. Could relocating to Philadelphia get his career back on track? Photo: AP
With Chone Figgins being designated for assignment by the Mariners yesterday, all signs point to the once productive player hitting the free agent market. Ian Riccaboni and I sat down to discuss whether Figgins might be an option worth exploring for the...
Looking back at 2009, you have to wonder just what happened to Chone Figgins. In Figgins contract and career year, he hit .298/.395/.393 with 42 stolen bases, led the AL in walks and played world class defense at third base. Figgins posted a 7.5 rWAR (Baseball-Reference wins above replacement) that trailed only Joe Mauer (7.6), Chase Utley (8.0), Ben Zobrist (8.3) and Albert...
The Seattle Mariners announced that they have sent outfielder Trayvon Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange of infielder Robert Andino. Robinson was a highly coveted prospect in the Dodgers organization that ended up in Seattle in a three-team trade that sent Erik Bedard to Boston.
The 25-year old outfielder hit .221/.294/.324 with 3 HR's, 12 RBI's and a .275 wOBA...
Looking to add depth to the infield, the Seattle Mariners acquired versatile Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for reserve outfielder Trayvon Robinson.
The trade instantly gives the Mariners an experienced infielder who can play second base, third base and shortstop. Andino is likely to fill the role held this past season by Japanese infielder Munenori...
– The Seattle Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment reports Greg Johns of MLB.com. Figgins had one year and $8 million left on his contract. The 34-year old veteran hit .227/.302/.283 with 4 HR's and 61 RBI's in 1209 plate appearances for the Mariners in three seasons and his wOBA's during his tenure there were .298, .220 and .242.
– First baseman Bryan...
I was reading MetsBlog’s take by Matt Cerrone on why he feels the Mets should jump on the recently released Chone Figgins.
Figgins was pretty terrible last season. I’m talking Jason Bay-level terrible. He was no better in 2011.
To be an upgrade for the Mets, he wouldn’t even have to be close to what he did 2009. I mean, his 2007, 2008 would be a significant upgrade, frankly...
Evening everyone. I’ve not been hearing much on the market concerning the Orioles and free agency as of yet, despite murmurs of them being interested in a number of players.
However, today, the Orioles made a trade. It saddened me as a fan to read the details a while ago, but the deal they made was prudent and hard to argue with.
From the Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles...